Being a teenager is hard. Walking the line between being a child and being an adult, between innocence and knowledge, is hard, draining and emotionally fraught. Mosquita y Mari, screening as part of the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival, captures that elusive quality of being in-between, unsure, but still moving forward towards the indescribable thing that is the future.
Mosquita y Mari is first and foremost a coming of age story, and it takes its power from this. If you can remember being 15, you can identify with these girls. They are placed in a time, and a city, and a culture, but you don’t have to be of that time, city or culture to empathize.
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